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GB092207

YORK, Great Britain

Living room / salon

Living room / salon

Ruth

Ruth

Hallway / vestibule

Hallway / vestibule

Dining room

Dining room

Ruth and Alan

Ruth and Alan

Bedroom

Bedroom

One of 3 bath /shower rooms

One of 3 bath /shower rooms

One of 4 bedrooms

One of 4 bedrooms

Alan and Ruth

Alan and Ruth

kitchen

kitchen

Explore York's medieval heritage - St William's College, York

Explore York's medieval heritage - St William's College, York

Nearby Castle Howard - one of the foremost stately homes in the country.

Nearby Castle Howard - one of the foremost stately homes in the country.

Dean's Park - one of several beautiful spaces in the centre of York.

Dean's Park - one of several beautiful spaces in the centre of York.

Brimham Rocks - National Trust

Brimham Rocks - National Trust

Minster from the walls

Minster from the walls

rear garden

rear garden

The Treasurer's House - National Trust, home to York's best ghost story.

The Treasurer's House - National Trust, home to York's best ghost story.

Find the funniest face in the Chapter House of the Minster

Find the funniest face in the Chapter House of the Minster

Walk the medieval city walls

Walk the medieval city walls

Enjoy a visit to Knaresborough by car or train.

Enjoy a visit to Knaresborough by car or train.

Living room / salon Ruth Hallway / vestibule Dining room Ruth and Alan Bedroom One of 3 bath /shower rooms One of 4 bedrooms Alan and Ruth kitchen Explore York's medieval heritage - St William's College, York Nearby Castle Howard - one of the foremost stately homes in the country. Dean's Park - one of several beautiful spaces in the centre of York. Brimham Rocks - National Trust Minster from the walls rear garden The Treasurer's House - National Trust, home to York's best ghost story. Find the funniest face in the Chapter House of the Minster Walk the medieval city walls Enjoy a visit to Knaresborough by car or train.
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Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
June 09, 2019 - May 07, 2021 2 weeks
October 18, 2019 - May 09, 2021 3 weeks
January 03, 2020 - March 31, 2021 5 days

No latest date. All types of exchange and hospitality available from a few days to a few weeks. When asking well in advance we can be more flexible.

Well located family house in YORK, Great Britain

Come and see why Yorkshire was chosen for the Grand Depart of the Tour de France 2014, and named by Lonely Planet as one of the top 3 destinations in the world for 2014. York is the historic centrepiece of this amazing English county. It's a beautiful city set in stunning and varied Yorkshire, with lots to see and do, as well as being linked by train directly to London, Edinburgh and many other wonderful towns. Our home is 100 years old and full of character, but very comfortable, easy to manage and convenient. It's a 25 minute walk to the famous York Minster, but opposite a golf course and with nearer shops and a bus, every 10 minutes, that takes only 5 minutes to the centre of York. There's a small, secluded, walled garden, ideal for barbecues or sitting out. From the 4 large bedrooms there are views over fields, trees and a small lake, so you can feel relaxed and much further away from the city. We have WiFi, books, games and television for when you don't want to visit one of the 3 cinemas, 3 theatres, concert halls, many museums, pubs, clubs or restaurants. There is nearly always a festival in York, or nearby as well as country shows and events which are for locals and visitors alike.

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 8 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Retired Teacher
  • Adult Education Teacher

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 0
  • Environment: In the city
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Sleeping Capacity: 10
  • Living Area: 0 m2

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In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Hospitality wanted
  • Long-term exchange wanted
  • Non-simultaneous exchange
  • Home exchange
  • Hospitality exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Television

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Park / playground
  • Garage
  • Bicycles: 3

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Use/Exchange of car
  • Seclusion/Privacy

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Great Britain
  • Italy
  • South America
  • Canada
  • Ireland
  • African Great Lakes, Tanzania
  • Sicily, Italy
  • Montenegro
  • Croatia
  • Greece
  • Corsica, France
  • New Orleans, LA, USA
  • Northern Ireland, UK
  • London, UK
  • Cornwall, UK
  • France

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Italiano
  • Français

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: Leeds - 30 miles

  • river Foss River access (1.5 km)
  • lake Elmfield Lake (0.2 km)
  • golfing Heworth Golf Course (0.2 km)
  • shopping Sainsbury's, Asda (1.7 km)
  • boating York Boat Hire (5.0 km)

Lying half way between London and Edinburgh and with easy access to both, York is a popular and much loved English city, retaining its ancient part Roman, part medieval city walls, a tour of which is a leisurely way to see some beautiful buildings and gardens.There are several swimming pools and sports centres and during school holidays the nearby University offers children's sports courses which are great fun.
Visit ancient churches and the stunning York Minster - the largest medieval Gothic Cathedral north of the Alps. Enjoy shopping in Stonegate and The Shambles ancient  pedestrian streets, or go to the nearby Designer outlet for some bargain couture. Discover York's history at the Jorvik Viking Centre, National Railway Museum (world's largest railway museum) and York Castle Museum.
York has a thriving culture and vibrant entertainment and festivals throughout the year. It has a good pub, restaurant and club scene as well as three theatres and a concert hall. Public lectures are given regularly and great events for children too.  
Within 1 hour, you could drive to the beautiful heritage Yorkshire coast. or National parks of the Yorkshire Dales and the North Yorkshire Moors and the Wolds region. There are excellent road links to other major cities and York is on the high speed East Coast train line giving fast and direct access to the 2 capital cities of Edinburgh (Scotland) and London both of which take around  2 hours.
Our nearest airports are Leeds/Bradford - 1 hour by bus or car, Manchester - 2 hours by train (direct from the airport to York station).
Nous habitons a York depuis 40 ans. Ici on peut voir l'histoire d'Angleterre - cette cite compact offert:: l'histoire avec des murs anciens et  des bâtiments de tous periods des les temps Romans, puis des magasins individuels, des musées interessants et, divertissements, 3 theatres, des galléries, des sports, des marches et  des tours guides de la cite par pied, cheval ou open top bus .
Il y a beaucoup a faire! On peut visiter les eglises anciennes aussi York Minster - la plus grande Cathédrale gothique au nord des Alpes. Ne manquez pas la Chapter House qui est particulairement belle. On peut faire des achats à‘Stonegate et aux Shambles ou la centre de design ou on peut acheter les choses a tres bon prix, Decouvre l'histoire de York a Jorvik Viking, la Musee National de Chemins de fer (la plus grande musée de chemin de fer du monde), et mon favouri - la musee folklorique du chateau de‘York - the Castle Museum..
L'  aéroport le plus proche est Leeds/Bradford - une heure par voiture. L'aeroport de Manchester est  2 heures par train (direct de l'aéroport interieur a York). 

Occupation

  • Retired Teacher
  • Adult Education Teacher

Children

  • No children will be traveling with us.

Pets

  • We do not have pets.

About Our Family

Our 2 children left home 5 years ago, since when we have been offering hospitality to students from abroad, We have hosted more than 60 students from more than 20 different countries during this time, so we feel we have a worldwide family!
We love the birds and ducks that come into our little garden.
We are now retired.

Lifestyle

We were regular house exchangers when we had our family, but when our children became older teenagers, we had a break from exchanging houses for 10 years. Now that we are semi retired, we have many hobbies, as well as enjoying hosting foreign visitors and home exchange is very much back on the agenda. We know our own area very well and can show people the hidden York and Yorkshire that the guidebooks don't reveal, and make it fun. This information would always be available to those who exchanged with us as we'd leave lots of suggestions. We try to find many and varied things for them to do, cultural visits, sports and activities, festivals, steam rallies, fetes and local shows.  York is also well placed to visit the major cities in Britain and we have on occasions taken our visitors on guided day trips to football stadiums, the capital cities, the Moors and coast.
For ourselves, we enjoy walks, badminton, cricket, meeting friends, dancing, playing games and doing puzzles and quizzes, When on holiday we like to go to the places local people go to, the markets, fiestas, music events as well as seeing the most famous nearby attractions. We love short walks and generally exploring.

References

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